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WHUT
Nov 14, 2012 7:30am EST
the economy is boosted even after the dissolution. >> translator: it's vital to implement the economic measures that noda asked the relevant government offices to compile. >> chairman of the japan chambers of commerce and industry said it's regrettable that the move and the ensuing general election will create a political vacuum at a time when the nation's economic situation is severe, but he said he believes that the election is inevitable for the economy to get out of its prolonged stagnation. >> translator: i believe that seeking a public mandate through an election is inevitable for various economic issues. these include the free trade deal under the trans pacific partnership. >>> china's elite officials are finishing up a high stakes game of political chess strategizing and making moves that will ultimately shape the future of the world's most populus nation and second largest economy. hours from now members of the communist party will unveil the next generation of leaders that will take control. party officials spent a week long holding their national congress going over issues a
PBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
the global economy is. he said it would have an impact well beyond the borders of the united states. >> translator: many drins are concerned about the possible effects of a fiscal cliff. the global economy faces a number of uncertainties which are making it hard to judge china's economic forecast for next year. >> some indicators are rebounding and the economy is stabilizing. >> the nikkei is down over 1% from thursday's close around 101 points. investors selling stocks. that's after the dow jones suffered more than 120 points. investors concerned about the u.s. fiscal cliff issue. let's switch to currency as well. let's have a look at the currency levels now. 79.50 to 51. euro 101.30. a possible delay in greece receiving financial aid. let's have a look at some of the regions indexes as well. sou south korea's kospi is trading down. toyota motor executives are boosting vehicles. it's said to become the production center. toyota president made the announcement in bangkok during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the firm's thai unit. >> in the near future we plan to build as many a
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
world's second-largest economy into the future. a complex and secretive political process will soon come to a conclusion. in a couple of hours, the communist party's new leaders will walk onto a stage in beijing and appear before the media. vice president xi jinping will likely be at the front of the line. he's expected to succeed president hu jintao as the party's general secretary. the party wrapped up its week-long national congress wednesday. the meeting is held every five years. delegates elected new members for the central committee. those members will meet thursday to choose the lineup for the party's political bureau and the core group of leaders who sit on the elite politburo committee. president hu, premier wen jiabao, and five members will retire. vice president show gin being and others are expected to remain and be joined by a new generation of leaders. analysts say xi will take over from hu as the president's general pear. president hu has held the position for tennessee years. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party leadership and with chinese ch
WHUT
Nov 16, 2012 7:30am EST
to get back into power. >> translator: we'll regain economic strength, a strong economy will serve as the basis of a reliable social security system. we'll also reestablish diplomatic relations. we'll make relations with the united states more reliable. the japan/u.s. alliance has been weakened under the democratic party government. >> abe says the liberal democratic party is well prepared for the election. he says it has reviewed its principles and streamlined its policies. >>> yoshihiko noda is the third prime minister to lead japan since the democratic party took power. he's been in the job for a little more than a year. here's a look at some of the challenges he faced. >> reporter: yoshihiko noda replaced the prime minister who lost support over his handling of the fukushima power plant accident. overseas media focused on the fact that noda was japan's sixth prime minister in five years and questioned whether he could form a stable government. >> translator: i'm determined to do everything possible to move politics forward using a down-to-earth approach. >> reporter: noda ident
WHUT
Nov 13, 2012 7:30am EST
economy, china's international influence is continuing to grow, but there has been no change in the way it treats citizens who speak out. >> reporter: nhk world's beijing correspondent makota owed da is here with me now. when president hu jintao took power in 2002, chinese democracy activists hoped a major change would happen in politics and society in general. how would they evaluate the past decade? >> i think it's safe to say they feel frustration that their hopes of democracy in china. some of them believe the human rights situation is the worst since 1989 tiananmen square incident. chinese authorities haven't stopped their dissent. last thursday nhk aired a report on activists. the government has also increased its effort to crack down on free speech. this has resorted to violence on several occasions, loud calls for democracy. the crackdown has forced an increasing number of writers and actives to free china. premier hugh engine bow has asked to create a system that would allow people to monitor those in power. but no progress has been made. >> how is xi jinping, the communist
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
the world's second-largest economy. he'll look ahead to the coming years and talk about the challenges chinese face. the communist party congress runs for seven days, then hu and other top officials will hand power to another group of new leaders. we'll get back to the story a little later. >>> cradle of culture. economic powerhouse. many enjoy the fruits of prosperity along the path to a new china, but millions are missing out. at a time of growing public discontent, members of the communist party are choosing their new leaders. "newsline" correspondents will report from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, "china: the next generation" starting thursday, november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time, here on "newsline." >>> china is the world's second biggest economy and party members were watching what happened in the first. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we saw many americans celebrating the re-election of president obama but it seems the mood was different on wall street. >> it really was. we're seeing the reactions following the elect
WHUT
Nov 8, 2012 7:30am EST
largest economy. now it's the second largest. >> reporter: we asked nhk world's -- >> reporter: china has faced diplomatic and domestic challenges over the last decade under president hu jintao's leadership. >> reporter: hu promoted what he called the concept of scientific development. the policy aims to create a harr mounce society. the process required slower growth. the hu administration abolished a tax farmers had to pay based on the size of harvests. it was part of the president's effort to narrow the economic gap between urban and rural areas. hu also worked toward a sweeping consolidation of coal mines and chemical plants, which resulted in a reduction in pollution. but the president hasn't been able to control china's income disparity or corruption among its bureaucrats, and so, public anger with the government is simmering. migrant workers in cities and students looking for work are among those who are upset. >> translator: it's so difficult to find a job. >> reporter: hu also faced dissatisfaction ethnic minorities have with the government. the riots in 2008 and 2009. on the
PBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm PST
will inherit an economy in need of a serious reboost. ramin joins us now. where is this report coming from? >> this is the government's own monthly report. it really highlights the impact of falling exports in japan which japan relies so heavily on. government analysts downgraded their assessment of the japanese economy for the fourth straight month. japan's exports were sluggish as shipments remain stagnant. this is due to a global economic slowdown. this is due to falling sales after government subsidy for car buyers came to an end. turning to the economic outlook support says movements are expected to continue for the time being. let's check on the markets. the dollar is keeping a firm tone against the yen. it almost hit a seven-month high of 81.46 in the overseas market. euro general 1037.67 to 272. let's turn to stocks. the weaker yen is definitely spurring orders on export related issues. tokyo share prices have been trading higher extending gains. 8,957 up 127 points. almost one and a half percent from thursday's close. let's have a look at other asian markets. we can see the c
PBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
under strict surveillance. the world's second biggest economy, china's international influence is continuing to grow. but there has been no change in the way it treats citizens who speak out. nhk world, beijing. >> one of the biggest critics weighed in, too. the dalai lama told about 130 japanese lawmakers they are wrong to fear at this bet an religious faith is promoting independence. they're urging china to stop violating rights in the region. >> in narrow minded communist officials they feel tibetan buddhist culture, buddhist faith some you see fear. that's a source of separate -- danger of separation. >> the dalai lama said tibetans are trying to preserve their culture. they're not threatening to become independent. a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry had little sympathy. >> translator: >> translator: the dalai lama is a political refugee aiming to defy the country in the guise of religious activity. >> hong said the government condemns japanese right wing forces that openly support the dalai lama's anti-china activities. he says this is interfering with china's in
WHUT
Nov 15, 2012 7:30am EST
strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% from the previous three months. among the 17 nations in the eurozone, portugal's gdp fell 0.8%, spain slumped 0.3%. germany and france, the strongest economies within the eurozone, both posted a 0.2% growth in the third quarter, but compared to a year earlier, the greek economy was down 7.2% in the quarter. >>> let's check on the markets. european shares are lower as the eurozone economy has gone back into recession. london shares down about 0.3%. frankfurt, the dax index declining almost 0.5%, and the cac 40 in paris declining by 0.5%. meanwhile, share prices acros
WHUT
Nov 9, 2012 7:30am EST
shows the country's economy has started getting traction again. china's national bureau of statistics says industrial out put climbed over 9% from a year earlier. it was the second straight month of gainless. the pace of growth was 0.4% faster than in september. meanwhile retail sales were up more than 14%. the increase was 0.3% more than in the previous month. earlier in the day china announced that the consumer price index or cpi rose 1.7% from a year earlier. that's the slowest pace since january 2010. officials say the small increase is due to moderate gains in food prices. the latest data comes out one day after people's bank of china governor joe chow twan noted some recent economic data were starting to show signs of recovery. he hinted the central bank would not take extra monetary easing measures at least for now. >>> u.s. president barack obama is preparing to head to southeast asia for his first diplomatic tour since re-election. the four-day trip will include the first visit to myanmar by a sitting american president. the white house says obama's tour of southeast asia wil
KCSMMHZ
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
december 16. >> translator: the economy and energy will be part of the focus of the election. our party will make a manifesto and convey our position to voters. i will explain it to the people after i dissolve the lower house on friday. >> the leadup to the decision played out on wednesday. the prime minister said he was ready to dissolve the lower house if the ldp committed to reducing the number of seats in the house by 234ex year. officials campaigning for the general elections starts on may 4. >> translator: lawmakers don't really care, but the people, the prime minister changes like a resolving door. it's better to give the younger generation a chance another leadership. >> prompted the prime minister to act? making te i . >> there's a big disparity in -- he had fwho executions left. but it took some time >> the lead-up to the decision played out in the diet. abe pointed out the prime minister promised in august to call a general election soon if the diet passed bills related to social security and tax reform. abe said the ldp kept its part of the deal and helped the bills be
KCSMMHZ
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
to get back into power. >> translator: we'll regain economic strength. a strong economy will serve as the basis of a reliable social security system. we'll also reestablish diplomatic relations. we'll make relations with the united states more reliable. the japan/u.s. alliance has been weakened under the democratic party government. >> abe says the liberal democratic party is well prepared for the election. he says it has reviewed its principles and streamlined its policies. there were mixed reactions from people around japan. >> translator: we are suffering so much in fukushima since last year's disaster. i don't understand why politicians cannot work together. >> translator: fukushima is slowly but steadily is moving forward in its recovery. it would be regrettable if the momentum slows in the coming weeks. >> translator: i've been looking for a job for two months. i just want the government to create more jobs. >> a business leader expressed his hopes. >> translator: the private sector is trying its utmost to survive. we hope politicians will create a society and nation where th
KCSMMHZ
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
appeared to show that the country's economy has started getting traction again. china's national bureau of statistics says industrial output climbed over 9% last month from a year earlier. it was the second straight month of gains. the pace of growth was 0.4% faster than in september. meanwhile, retail sales were up more than 14%. the increase was 0.3% more than in the previous month. earlier in the day, china announced that the consumer price index, or cpi, rose 1.7% from a year earlier. that's the slowest pace since january 2010. officials say the small increase is due to moderate gains and food prices. the latest data come out one day after people's bank of china governor noted that some recent economic data were starting to show signs of recovery. he hinted that the central bank would not take extra monetary easing measures, at least for now. >>> senior officials from japan and north korea have agreed to sit down to gather next week in mongolia's capital, ulan bator. dialogue between tokyo and pyongyang resumed in beijing in august for the first time in four years. japan will
KCSMMHZ
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
transition. president barack obama's administration has watched the chinese economy and military grow and has promised to take a tough stance with china on trade and other economic matters. the obama administration has also closely monitored china's disputes with japan and southeast asian nations over the islands in the east and south china seas. senior officials have refused to take sides. the president announced a year ago he will shift his country's focus to the asia-pacific region. he will have a chance to talk more about that plan over the weekend. obama will begin a four-day tour of southeast asia on saturday. he will be visiting thailand and myanmar and will attend the east asia summit in cambodia. the president promised during his re-election campaign to put more pressure on china to make it meet basic international standards with respect to trade. but analysts say despite his plans the world's top economies are tightly woven together and that interactions will continue. >>> the south korean government welcomed china's new leadership. >> translator: we hope our relationship with c
KCSMMHZ
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
. it was the world's sixth largest economy. and now it's the second largest. and yet, while this nation's ranks of billionaires and millionaires have ballooned, millions still live on about a dollar a day. we asked nhk world's itch taca yamaka to take a look at president hu's accomplishments and the challenges facing the next generation. >> reporter: china has faced many domestic and diplomatic challenges over the past decade under president hu jintao's leadership. >> reporter: hu promoted what he called the concept of scientific development. the policy aims to create a harmon society, even if the process required slower growth. the hu administration abolished a two-year-old tax farmers had to pay based on the size of harvests. it was part of the president's effort to narrow the economic gap between urban and rural areas. hu also worked toward a sweeping consolidation of coal mines and chemical plants, which resulted in a reduction in pollution. but the president hasn't been able to control china's income disparity or corruption among its bureaucrats, and so public anger with the
KCSMMHZ
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
under strict surveillance. as the world's second biggest economy, china's international influence is continuing to grow, but there has been no change in the way it treats citizens who speak out. makoto oda, nhk world, beijing. >>> cradle of culture. economic powerhouse. many enjoy the fruits of pros r prosperi prosperity along the path to a new china. but millions are missing out. at a time of growing public discontent, members of the communist party are choosing their new leaders. "newsline" correspondents are reporting from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, "china: the next generation," 8:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> two south korean presidential candidate who is joined forces for next month's election are now thrashing out which one will stand. unaffiliated politician ahn cheol-soo and moon jae-in of the democratic united party struck a deal last week that they won't stand against each other. south koreans have shown in polls that a joint candidate would match the support rate of front-runner park geun-hye from the ruling saenuri party.
KCSMMHZ
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. sooner or later noda will have to make that decision. >>> china's hu jintao has overseen an economy that's expanded year after year during his ten years as president. but many rural chinese have missed out. they've watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment. and some are trying to find solace in their faith. nhk world's michitaka yamaka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village on the yellow river in gansu province. more than two-thirds of the residents work the ground. that includes this man. he lives with his wife. their life is close so self-sufficient. they make less than $100 a year farming. they also receive money from their son. he's a migrant worker 350 kilometers away. but despite the extra money, their annual income is only $500, 1/20th of the average income of beijing workers. he suffers from a heart condition. he makes regular visits to the village clinic. but he says if he were ever to need an operation, it would be impossible. the health insurance from the local government does not cover the cost. t
KCSMMHZ
Nov 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
wondering where the japanese economy is head headed. we have more from the business de desk. what are investors looking at as they start their week? >> a major figure just came out, and it doesn't look too good. we learn that japan's market analysts have had their fears confirmed with the release of new figures the japanese people have experienced negative growth over july to september. that's the first time in three quarters the economy had contracted. cabinet office officials said monday the couldnntry's real gd fell .9% from the previous three months. that's an annual decline of 3.5%. business owners found their exports shrank 5% due to the economic slowdown. consumers spent less by .a5% as auto sales declined. corporate leaders found capital expenditures down 3.2%. analysts expect continued negative growth in the october-to-december quarter as worsening relations with china dampen exports. >>> as we just saw, the latest figures from japan suggest its economy is facing a setback. let's take a look now to see how markets are reacting to this and other news. for that we cross over to
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